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Old 10-19-2013, 11:00 AM
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I have an 08 Audi A4, and the stock height just looks gross. I don't want to spend the money on coil overs or exspensive suspension, I just want to lower it a bit, and still maitain the ride(as much as possible.) Any suggestions?
 
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:10 PM
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Heat each spring with a set of torches until the desired height is achieved.
 
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Go with a set of H&R OE Sport springs. They should lower the car about an inch to an inch and a quarter, and you can use the factory shocks. With some care and a little knuckle busting, you can install these yourself and then just take the car to a good shop for an alignment after the springs settle (give it a couple of days). If you want to drop more than what the OE Sports do, you're going to have to replace the factory shocks as well, and at that point, you're better off just getting a set of coils.
 
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Thanks mwink. Good to know.
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I have an A4 B6 can I use just the sport springs instead of the OE
 
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Originally Posted by KillerPanda View Post
I have an A4 B6 can I use just the sport springs instead of the OE
If you're asking whether you can just use the H&R Sports rather than the OE Sports, the answer is yes and no. The Sport springs have an even higher spring rate than the OE Sports and consequently are harder on your factory shocks, so it's best to replace them with something more substantial like a set of Bilsteins if going that route. You can use the Sport springs with the factory shocks, but it will wear them out pretty quickly. Best way to do it is to use the OE Sports if you plan on using the factory shocks; they're rated close enough to the factory springs that they won't cause any great deal of additional wear to the factory shocks.

As previously posted, by the time you buy a set of Bilstein shocks and the H&R Sport springs, you're not that drastically far off of a basic coil over setup like an H&R Street coil or the KW V1 coil over setup.
 
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